Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Request for Public Comments, 16140 [2016-06555]

Download as PDF 16140 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 58 / Friday, March 25, 2016 / Notices ensure transmission to the Council prior to the meeting. Comments received after that date and time will be distributed to the members but may not be considered during the meeting. Copies of Council meeting minutes will be available within 90 days of the meeting. Dated: March 21, 2016. Archana Sahgal, Executive Secretary, United States Manufacturing Council. [FR Doc. 2016–06853 Filed 3–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DR–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Request for Public Comments National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Request for public comments and ideas on NOAA SBIR subtopics which would satisfy unmet industry needs. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Office is requesting public comments to better understand the scientific community and small business concerns associated with the environmental industry, as well as improve our SBIR solicitation process. Of NOAA’s four major topics, which was derived from NOAA’s Research and Development (R&D) goals, what problem statements or subtopic ideas can you suggest where the project outcome enables commercial products/services which would satisfy current or near term unmet industry needs. Please remember all submissions must be directly relevant to NOAA’s mission. NOAA’s four major mission topics are as follows: a. Climate Adaptation and Mitigation b. Weather-Ready Nation c. Healthy Oceans d. Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies Please categorize submissions based on the four topics above and include as many problem statements or subtopic ideas as you see fit per topic. Also, please provide a brief description of the potential commercialized products/ services for each idea submitted. DATES: Comments and ideas must be received on or before April 29, 2016. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:30 Mar 24, 2016 Jkt 238001 Send all comments via email to NOAA.SBIR@noaa.gov. Subject Line shall contain ‘‘NOAA SBIR Request for Public Comments—Federal Register.’’ FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vince Garcia, NOAA SBIR Program Manager, at: vincent.garcia@noaa.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NOAA Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Office is exploring options in streamlining and improving existing agency SBIR Phase I subtopic selection processes. The SBIR Program Office seeks to better understand unmet industry needs, which directly relate to NOAA’s mission. Historically, subtopics are suggested by NOAA federally-employed scientists and engineers and are selected for publication in the annual SBIR Phase I solicitation by NOAA Line Office leadership. Respondents shall not be obligated to provide the services described herein, if applicable, and it is understood by the United States Government that any cost estimates provided as a result of this request are ‘‘best’’ estimates only. All information submitted in response to this request for public comments is voluntary; the United States Government will not pay for information requested nor will it compensate any respondent for any cost incurred in developing information provided to the United States Government. ADDRESSES: Dated: March 15, 2016. Jason Donaldson, Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–06555 Filed 3–24–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–KD–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC). ACTION: Notice of open meeting. AGENCY: The Science Advisory Board (SAB) was established by a Decision Memorandum dated September 25, 1997, and is the only Federal Advisory Committee with responsibility to advise the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on strategies for research, education, and application SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of science to operations and information services. SAB activities and advice provide necessary input to ensure that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) science programs are of the highest quality and provide optimal support to resource management. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Request for Public 
Comments

AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 
Department of Commerce (DOC).

ACTION: Request for public comments and ideas on NOAA SBIR subtopics 
which would satisfy unmet industry needs.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Department of Commerce, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Small Business 
Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Office is requesting public comments 
to better understand the scientific community and small business 
concerns associated with the environmental industry, as well as improve 
our SBIR solicitation process.
    Of NOAA's four major topics, which was derived from NOAA's Research 
and Development (R&D) goals, what problem statements or subtopic ideas 
can you suggest where the project outcome enables commercial products/
services which would satisfy current or near term unmet industry needs. 
Please remember all submissions must be directly relevant to NOAA's 
mission. NOAA's four major mission topics are as follows:
    a. Climate Adaptation and Mitigation
    b. Weather-Ready Nation
    c. Healthy Oceans
    d. Resilient Coastal Communities and Economies
    Please categorize submissions based on the four topics above and 
include as many problem statements or subtopic ideas as you see fit per 
topic. Also, please provide a brief description of the potential 
commercialized products/services for each idea submitted.

DATES: Comments and ideas must be received on or before April 29, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Send all comments via email to NOAA.SBIR@noaa.gov. Subject 
Line shall contain ``NOAA SBIR Request for Public Comments--Federal 
Register.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Vince Garcia, NOAA SBIR Program 
Manager, at: vincent.garcia@noaa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NOAA Small Business Innovation Research 
(SBIR) Program Office is exploring options in streamlining and 
improving existing agency SBIR Phase I subtopic selection processes. 
The SBIR Program Office seeks to better understand unmet industry 
needs, which directly relate to NOAA's mission. Historically, subtopics 
are suggested by NOAA federally-employed scientists and engineers and 
are selected for publication in the annual SBIR Phase I solicitation by 
NOAA Line Office leadership.
    Respondents shall not be obligated to provide the services 
described herein, if applicable, and it is understood by the United 
States Government that any cost estimates provided as a result of this 
request are ``best'' estimates only. All information submitted in 
response to this request for public comments is voluntary; the United 
States Government will not pay for information requested nor will it 
compensate any respondent for any cost incurred in developing 
information provided to the United States Government.

    Dated: March 15, 2016.
Jason Donaldson,
Chief Financial Officer, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-06555 Filed 3-24-16; 8:45 am]
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